NEVER LEAVING AZTLAN
Co-Curated by George Rivera, PhD
Museo de las Americas
February 2 – May 21, 2006
ARTIST LIST: Jesse Amado, Ricky Armendariz, Violeta Luna, Meggan DeAnza, Jerry de la Cruz, Lewis deSoto, Alejandro Diaz, Elsa Flores, Carlos Frésquez, Lynn Frésquez, Jacalyn, Lopez Garcia, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Beto Gonzales, Quintin Gonzalez, Veronica Herrera, Jerry Jaramillo, Fred Jurado, Izzy Lozano, Stevon Lucero, Bon Luna, Merlin Madrid, Emanuel Martinez, Judy Miranda, Sylvia Maruca Salazar, Tony Ortega, Alfredo Ortiz, Oscar Plascencia, Alfred Quiroz, Daniel Salazar, Maruca Salazar
Carlos Sandoval, Ron Trujillo, Frank Zamora
Never Leaving Aztlan addressed Latino artists that use conceptual strategies to create strong relationships between the rich heritage of their culture and contemporary artistic practice. In this new trans-cultural society, Latino artists have not left their past, their Aztlan. Quite the opposite, they are rooted in Aztlan and have created a new visual language colored with their past traditions and shaded with present day constructs forming works that are rich in texture, humor, and power.